Cairo Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Cairo Culinary & nightlife

Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

1. Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

Your River Nile experience begins with pickup from your hotel within Cairo City, then heads to Maadi where your traditional felucca boat awaits you. Find your seats aboard the boat and sit back and relax as you leave the marina and start your trip along the world-famous River Nile. Spend a delightful 2-hours cruising along the river, admiring incredible views of the surrounding landscapes and locals going about their day. As you watch the scenes unfold along the river, learn about how Old Cairo has adapted to modern times, and how traditions and culture have developed here. While you sail, enjoy a delicious and authentic Egyptian meal, bursting with colorful flavors that represent the local way of life. There are 3 options available for the trip, the breakfast option which runs from 10am to 12pm, the lunch option which runs from 12pm to 4pm, and the dinner option which runs from 6pm to 8pm. During the breakfast cruise, dine on traditional ful stew, falafel, feteer, honey, cheese, tomato, salad, and soft drinks. On the lunch and dinner cruises, guests are served a selection of meat samosas, meat and vegetable tagine, tahini, salads, grilled chicken, kofta, and more, as well as a sweet dessert and soft drinks.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

2. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

A dinner cruise on a Nile River Steamer is a fabulous way to enjoy a night out while you’re visiting Cairo. You'll cruise in comfort and elegance as you take in the lights of the Cairo skyline at night. During the evening you'll enjoy an open buffet that features international and Egyptian cuisine. In addition, you’ll be entertained by a folkloric and belly-dancing show. Experience a perfect ending–or addition–to your visit to Egypt. This is a full evening out and a great opportunity to enjoy good food, unique entertainment, and a romantic evening gazing at the sights along the banks of the Nile.

Cairo: Pub Crawl and Speakeasy Bar Tour with 2 Free Drinks

3. Cairo: Pub Crawl and Speakeasy Bar Tour with 2 Free Drinks

Discover Egypt's wide array of tasty homegrown beer and wine on this bar crawl in Cairo. Visit 4 pubs/bars only known to locals and avoid the tourist traps with exaggerated prices. Enjoy an included locally brewed beer or shot at each of the first 2 bars, and receive enthusiastic recommendations about your visit to Cairo. Each bar has a different vibe and story behind it, and all of them are always populated with expats. After meeting your guide at the meeting point, head to your first destination, a hole-in-the-wall pub that dates back to the 1940s. Here, learn how Ancient Egyptians, one of the first civilizations on Earth, used to indulge in drinking alcohol. Make your second stop at a speakeasy bar that you could walk right past and never realize it exists. Join in a game of Jenga or share travel stories with the group as you sip on Egyptian beer and drinks or nibble on a selection of delicious local tapas, at your own expense. The third bar is located on the rooftop of the city's first hotel and offers some great shisha (hookah) flavors, as well as great views of downtown Cairo. Finally, at the fourth and last bar, ascend to the 20th floor and admire amazing views of Cairo and the River Nile that you wouldn't be able to get anywhere else. If you're lucky enough to visit on Thursday or Friday, a DJ will be spinning awesome tunes and the crowd will be on their feet dancing all night. On other nights, a live band plays covers of well-known songs.

Cairo: Pyramid Sound and Light Show with Night City Tour

4. Cairo: Pyramid Sound and Light Show with Night City Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel between 5:30pm and 6pm, then heads to the world-famous Pyramids of Giza. Sit back and relax as you watch an incredible Sound and Light Show, which transports you back in time and brings Ancient Egypt to life. As you admire the colorful display, discover the journey of the pyramids and Egypt itself over the course of history. After the show, head back into the city where an evening of adventure awaits. With your guide, see the city from the perspective of a local and visit little known locations that you would otherwise miss. Wander through the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo, and soak up the charming atmosphere as you pass by a selection of the city’s landmarks including Cairo Tower, Moez Street, and the River Nile. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a well-deserved rest at a local restaurant and dine on a traditional Egyptian meal. At the end of an unforgettable evening, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Cairo Food Tour

5. Cairo Food Tour

To enjoy the real taste of Egypt you have to try the best Egyptian food - one of life’s great pleasures, Discover off-the-beaten-path spots and the real Egypt that is not covered in any guidebook. This food tour offers an unforgettable and amazing experiences in one of the oldest cultures and cuisines in the Mediterranean. Find the best places to eat in Egypt and enjoy many delicious food tastings. Become an Egyptian food expert and learn how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing!

Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

6. Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

Start your shopping tour at the El Ghorya market and watch a traditional Tannoura dance show. Then, stroll through Gamalia street and pass by El Azhar mosque and Bab Zuwayla, one of three remaining gates of the walls of Cairo. Your next stop is El Mosky, a big market combining all kinds of products such as home utensils and clothes.  Move to Khan el Khalili, the oldest and most prestigious market of Cairo. Built over the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs, the bazaar features oriel windows overlooking the streets, and many public water fountains made from copper. Find exotic items here in the heart of Cairo such as spices, perfumes, jewelry, and all sorts of souvenirs. Stop for lunch at a kushari restaurant and try one of the most common Egyptian meals. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, and topped with a spiced tomato  and garlic sauce, and garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried onions.

Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

7. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

Get picked up from your hotel at 8 AM, then begin your excursion with a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then, proceed to the Great Sphinx which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Next, continue on to visit the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art and is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Admire over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry. Read about how these marvels were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s. After this, get transferred back to your hotel at around 4 PM to rest for a while, take a shower, and get ready for the night ahead. At 6 PM, get picked up from your hotel and head to the pier to begin your 2-hour Nile cruise. Enjoy a night on the Nile as you take in the sights of Cairo. Savor a delicious dinner on board as you watch a belly dancing and a folkloric show. Be delighted by the Chef's menu along with a selection of Egyptian favorites, all made with fresh ingredients. At the end of this memorable dining experience, get transferred back at around 10:30 PM where your tour ends.

Cairo: El-Moez Street, Cairo Tower, and El-Fishawy Café

8. Cairo: El-Moez Street, Cairo Tower, and El-Fishawy Café

Get picked up from your hotel and visit one of the oldest streets in Egypt, known as El Moez Le Din Allah Street, a place still indicative of historical Cairo. Discover the various monuments spread along both sides of the street, including Bab El Fetouh and Bab El Nasr, then move towards the northern side of the city, to El Darb El Asfar. In the most ancient quarter of Islamic Cairo, visit a school in Nahassen, the El Aqmar Mosque, the Mosque of El Saleh Tala, the Dome, the Hospital and School of Qalawoon, and more. Then, get a new perspective of this great city from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zemalak). This 613-foot-tall tower is said to imitate a lotus plant, and is the world's fourth-highest tower. It is made of granite, the same material used by ancient Egyptians, and is about 150 feet taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza. Conclude your tour with a visit to El-Fishawy Cafe. Evolving from a small local cafe to the most popular coffee shop in the El-Hussein area, El-Fishawy is the oldest cafe in the heart of Khan El-Khalili and has hosted kings, princes, famous artists, and intellectuals who have passed on stories about the place since its conception in 1771 AD. Relax on a transfer back to your hotel.

Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

9. Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to visit both Coptic and Islamic parts of old Cairo. First, you will go to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, which is one of the largest and most important medieval mosques in the world. Next, you will explore Coptic Cairo, visiting the Babylon fortress and the St. Sergios Church dating back to the 4th century, where the holy family took refuge. Saving the best for last, your tour will end with a 3-hour Nile cruise with dinner. An evening cruise on one of the Nile boats is a wonderful opportunity to spend and look at Cairo's skyline at night. During the evening, you will find both local and international cuisine options at an open buffet. In addition, you will watch a belly dance show, listen to Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while indulging in your delicious meal. Spend an evening in the open air, enjoy the good food, the unique entertainment and the magnificent views of the banks of the Nile.

Cairo: Private Home Cooked Dinner in a Local's Home

10. Cairo: Private Home Cooked Dinner in a Local's Home

Share a real Egyptian meal with a local family on this tasty Cairo tour. Visit a family home, chat with the women of the house, check out the ingredients in a typical local kitchen, and learn the recipes for favorite traditional Egyptian dishes. Think kushari, stuffed vegetables, fattah, molokhia, lentil soup, mossaqa, and that famous Egyptian rice with vermicelli. Who’s hungry?! After feasting on delicious food and dessert, you’ll have time to relax, enjoy an Egyptian drink, and chat with family members to learn about Egypt’s culture and what life is like for women in the Middle East. This is your opportunity to ask everything you want to know about Egyptian life, so don’t be shy!   Your Cairo food adventure will introduce you to true Egyptian hospitality, traditions, and even the local sense of humor as you sit back and sip a cup of Egypt’s famous mint tea or Egyptian coffee. If you’re feeling competitive, have a go at a game of Backgammon – but be warned, it’s hard to beat an Egyptian at their favorite game!   Once you’ve finished your evening and experienced the genuine warmth of this Egyptian family, you’ll bid ma’ salama (goodbye) to new friends and be taken back to your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Cairo

We really enjoyed the trip. We've seen everything there is to see. First we went to the museum where we saw all sorts of graves and other beautiful finds. Then we went to a papyrus shop, where there were really nice things. We were very enthusiastic about the pyramids, you don't imagine them that big. You could also ride camels. That was a lot of fun for all of us. Seeing the Sphinx in real life is something you never forget. Thanks to all guides for their help and for the great entertainment ☺️ Attackee Thomas

This experience was great, the tour picked us up from our hotel and bought us to the marina where there was a boat waiting for us to go out on the nile, they provided food and soft drinks and allowed us to play our own music. We were able to bring our own alcohol on board the boat and allowed us to drink, we spent about 2 to 2 and a half hours on the water, where we took pictures lightly partied.

This is the 1st thing u should do before anything else as tthru this show it explain the history of pyramids with colorfull light and laser formation in front of pyramids it self.

First class service. Wonderful tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and very caring of our needs throughout the day. Highly recommended.

The attention of the guide very good, very attentive